Myrtle Beach December Fishing

Myrtle Beach in December is a fishermen’s paradise! The weather is perfect for spending a day out on the water, and the fish are biting. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced fisherman, there’s something for everyone to catch in Myrtle Beach this month. So grab your rod and reel, and head to the coast for some of the best fishing of the year!

Winter Fishing In Myrtle

Fishing in the Grand Strand is fantastic year-round. Many people believe there is a lul in the fishery during the cooler months. And while that might be true for some species, as long as you’re casting, there is always something biting. There are a couple of winter standouts for fishing in Myrtle Beach: (undersized) flounder, black drum, speckled trout, sheepshead, and redfish. While multiple other species of fish are available this time of year, these are the fish you’ll see the most action from.

Sheepshead are a winter-loving fish that you’ll find inshore and pretty active around inlets and structures. The resident flounder are around and usually positioned at junctional points with moving water; the larger flounder with a substantial population, most of the year, finds warmer places to be this time of year. Black drum, speckled trout, and redfish all are coming in or out of their annual spawn, which brings in monsters of each species from deeper waters. The cooler waters also cause fish to go further inshore to take advantage of the shallow waters that are heated by the afternoon sun.

Redfish are probably the most reliable bite this time of year as they stay around well after the typical spawn season, looking to fatten up before the weather gets even more frigid. As we mentioned, these inshore game fish will be taking advantage of the sun-heated waters, and so should you! The best time to target these monster reds and other popular inshore gamefish in Myrtle Beach is in the afternoon when the sun is highest in the sky; the fish will be pretty active around this time due to the low tide allowing for the sun to work its magic heating up the water, the hotter the water, the hotter the action is a good rule of thumb for winter fishing.

Go On a December Fishing Charter

Myrtle Beach is great for fishing and a great vacation destination; no matter what your interests are, there is something for everyone. If you’re interested in taking advantage of the redfish cold weather woes, then look no further than Myrtle Beach Guide Service, your one-stop shop for fishing guide services in the great Myrtle Beach area. Captain Jordan Pate at Myrtle Beach Guide Service offers multiple private fishing charter options for anglers of all skill levels. Look no further; book your trip today!